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Friday, February 3, 2017

deterioration... (pm.03.feb.17)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 50.4F (10.2C)
High temp: 58.5F (14.7C)
Precipitation: none

Today's temps, both high and low, were the warmest since the 29th of December.  And that, in spite of the predominance of high clouds that only allowed fleeting glimmers of sunshine here and there throughout the day.

Our incoming storm system is being driven by an upper-level low pressure circulation center which is just now moving into southeastern Iran (as of late this Friday evening).  We've seen a lot of high cloudiness the last couple of days, but deeper moisture will be pushing up against the mountain slopes by mid-day tomorrow (Sat), and that's going to lead to the gradual development of rain showers and maybe some thunderstorms tomorrow evening through Sunday night.  We'll probably also see some very strong and gusty winds at times, with colder air gradually arriving as well.

Rainfall amounts by Monday morning should be on the order of about 1.50" (4cm) or so, which means higher elevations are going to get at least a foot and a half of new snow.  Unsettled conditions will hang around for much of next week, providing us with at least a slight chance of showers nearly every day, with temps on the cool side of normal...